So far today, motherhood in a word, all of them at once, and each of them one at a time:
Exhausting, exhilarating, trying, easy, patience, blow-ups, blow-outs. Redeeming. Redeemer. Tears, laughs, cuddles, thumps. Fear, concern, ignorance. Bliss. Sweet. Bitter. Imagination, concern.
Concentration. Escape. Escapism. Leaps. Faith. Headache. Deep breath. Broken. Cold feet. Tractors, excavators, obedience, disobedience, calm, quiet, what.
Yelling, tears, wishes, sweetness, more water. Oranges, towels, cheese, too much, overflowing, empty, full, fall, mess, sigh.
Naps, miss, yawn, blink, hunger, thirst. Try to smile. Belly laughs that nourish the soul. Try not to give in to the tears. Stand your ground.
Clean, wash, fold, kiss. Repeat.